It is depressing indeed. i hope we will see some indication that all our efforts are not in vain. Every day I wake up thinking this is all a dream. I limit myself to 30 minutes in the am to listen to news and maybe Gov Cuomo (who is outstanding IMO) news conference. I go for walks in the neighborhood in afternoon with my wife. I go to get groceries every other week so far, early in morning and provided they don't seem busy. I get what I need and get out quickly.....washing my hands with hand sanitizer before even touching the car door. I did heavily stuck up on essentials (not a hoarder by any means) so I only need this and that when I go to store. Doing what I can, trying to live life albeit smartly.
At some point, I really think we are all going to get it. Just trying to hold out until they get a handle on it with theraputics, or vaccine.
Its amazing and disappointing that many folks don't get the seriousness of this. Be well, Jim
I think I would have been more anxious had we not extended it.
My life is different than most though - I work from home, so I still have my job. I am not suddenly stuck inside all day with a partner and kids, as I'm single. It's lonely, though.
I'm high risk so I haven't seen another person in weeks. That's weird.
Doing well thank you! How are you doing? I get a walk in once a day but I get nervous when people get too close. I am usually busy at home so it doesn't bother me too much. Also, my husband is now working from home. So it helps. I am not sleeping quite as well though. I am more tired too.
It is depressing to stay at home for so many days, but it is good for us. It's better to stay at home to protect ourselves & others from virus. Hope this will end soon & everything will be normal.
Honestly, the longer I stay in, the more OK with it I become. I'm establishing routines, and learning a few new skills in my spare time. In some ways, it is nice to be free from other social obligations so that I can devote my time to learning new skills (I just bought an embroidery machine, arriving Friday) and getting some stuff done around the house that needs done. I wouldn't want to do it forever, because I do miss my friends, but focusing on the positive aspects has helped.
Also, I think that believing this will end on April 30 is a pipe dream. It's April 1, and cases are continuing to rise, not drop. Many people are still gallivanting around like it's 2019. Kids aren't going back to school this semester and I'll frankly be surprised at this rate if social distancing advisories are lifted by the end of May.
I'm really interested in what my son's school will do about giving grades. Have the teachers just guess what the kid's grade would have been if they hadn't stopped school on March 16th for the year? If they did, it probably would (statistically) be about as accurate as any other way. A kid getting consistent grades on his tests from September to March isn't going to vary too much in April, May and June. Probably they won't go for a method that simple, but they should consider it.
I think the reason some anxious people see their anxiety abate is that the mind really does know the difference between an actual emergency and anxieties that are more than half made up anyway. When faced with a genuine emergency, all that mental noise abates. Like the mind says, "Oh, this is the real thing," and gets real.
It is best if you can set house rules about the sleeping hours, although some people can't just switch their sleeping schedule so I'm not saying that will work if that is the case with your son. I was thinking a few days ago that have wasted too much time daily reading about Covid all over the world, then end up working out at 10 PM when I would have been in bed at that time a few months ago. So I'm laying down some personal rules about reading about this situation to free up time.
I can also tell my amygdala is reacting to the free-floating stress in these times of coronavirus, because I've been wanting a gin & tonic lately. I'm a very light drinker -- can count on the fingers of one hand the hard drinks I have had in five years, I don't drink wine, and maybe have had four beers since last summer. But suddenly I'm going, "Wouldn't a gin & tonic be nice?" Stress works in mysterious ways.
Someone wrote "We're all going to be fat alcoholics before this is over," and it really did make me laugh.
It is hard but we are keeping busy. How are you? A reminder for me is my friend just got positive for Covid19 and has been very ill for 12 days. Today she was hospitalized. She is feeling better on oxygen.